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Revelation 19:16

ESV On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
NIV On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.
NASB And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written: 'KING OF KINGS, AND Lord OF LordS.'
CSB And he has a name written on his robe and on his thigh: KING OF KINGS AND Lord OF LordS.
NLT On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.
KJV And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND Lord OF LordS.
NKJV And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND Lord OF LordS.

What does Revelation 19:16 mean?

When Jesus first came to earth, He arrived in humble circumstances and was given humble clothes (Luke 2:7). In His earthly return, His second coming, Jesus wears an exclusive title on His robe: "King of kings and Lord of lords." Rulers sometimes had inscriptions on their vestments that revealed their prestigious rank, but none of them ever rightfully carried an inscription as prestigious as the one on Jesus' robe. Someday, He will be king over all the earth, the long-awaited ruler of an earthly millennial kingdom.

King David anticipated the universal reign of Jesus. He wrote in Psalm 24:7: "Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in." Then he identified the king. He asked, "Who is this King of glory?" and answered, "the LORD strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!" (Psalm 24:8). Again, he identified the King of glory in verse 10: He is "the LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory." When God humbled King Nebuchadnezzar in the time of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar rightfully proclaimed that God's dominion "is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation" (Daniel 4:34).

When Jesus rules the earth, peace and prosperity will finally be realized worldwide (Isaiah 9:7; 11:5–9; Joel 2:21–27; Amos 9:13–15).
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